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John McCain
Respect the office, if not the man
Respect the office, if not the man

I am no fan of President Barack Obama. I have been openly critical of him, particularly of his foreign policy. I think he has led this country in the wrong direction, both when he could reign unopposed during his first two years backed by a full Democratic majority and when we, Republicans, let him continue to do so through a mostly ineffective, divided opposition. I am a critic both of his policies and his failure to seek genuine compromise across the aisle. And personally, I would not go out of my way to have a beer with him either (done that). I'd rather hang out with the likes of Bill Clinton or George W. Bush; they are more engaging and in no way as intellectually uptight as...